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Images of the Param Vir Chakra were shared as the Khel Ratna award after the latter was renamed as the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna.

The image of Param Vir Chakra, India's highest military wartime decoration, was falsely shared as the Khel Ratna award on social media.

The image of Param Vir Chakra, India's highest military wartime decoration, was falsely shared as the Khel Ratna award on social media.The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the highest sporting honor in India, was officially renamed Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award by the central government. Several BJP leaders and journalists shared the news with the image of the Param Vir Chakra medal.

Upon verification, we found that the image of the medal being shared online has no resemblance to the Khel Ratna award. We checked on the websites of 'Indian Air Force' and the Ministry of Defence and ascertained that the medal image is actually that of Param Vir Chakra. Hence we market the claim as true.

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